Category Archive for: ‘Alternative Medicine’

Use of Complementary Medical Therapies Plateaus

December 10, 2008Shari RoanLos Angeles Times 1990, people were stunned when a Harvard researcher published a report showing that more than one-third of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine. But the trend seems to be softening, and even the definition of what constitutes CAM therapy is becoming somewhat problematic. A federal government survey released today shows only a 2% growth …

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Duke Study: Acupuncture Offers Better Headache Relief Over Medication

By Duke Medicine, Press Release12/2/2008 DURHAM, N.C. – Acupuncture is more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, according to a new analysis conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers. The National Institutes of Health recommended acupuncture as a viable treatment for chronic headaches a decade ago and, while research in this field has increased, …

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Alternative Medicine Under the Microscope

By Susan Okie,who is a physician and a national correspondent for the New England Journal of MedicineWashington PostThursday, October 2, 2008 TRICK OR TREATMENT The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine By Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst Norton. 342 pp. $25.95 …Some forms of alternative medicine have been studied extensively, and the results (not surprisingly) are mixed. Homeopathy, the authors conclude, …

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